Lymphedema is a condition that is relatively unknown to most people. Lymphedema is a buildup of lymph fluid in the fatty tissues just below the skin. The buildup of lymph fluid causes the affected area to swell. Most people relate lymphedema to people who have had breast cancer surgery and lymph node removal; however, any change in the structure of the lymph system puts a person at risk for lymphedema.
Lima Memorial Health System will host an Exploring™ Open House for high school students, grades 9-12, on Thursday, November 1 at 7 p.m. Students and their guardians will learn about this exciting new program that will provide hands-on activities for youth looking to discover their future career path.
All year long, I tell people to take care of themselves. Eat right, be active and get plenty of rest is my mantra. But during the holiday season, I find that even I am not listening to my own advice. It seems that at this time of year, there is not enough time in the day to get everything done. Celebrating the holidays with friends and family should be joyous, but so many end up stressed and fatigued. For women in particular, it is our nature to give to and take care of others.